Some interests and hobbies, links to family activities, web sites for schools I
attended, gaming, and local
fencing / hobbies / schools / leisure / restaurants
I started fencing at Lakeside High School and competed on the Harvard varsity team in college. I am a volunteer,
certified coach at Metro Tacoma Fencing Club, and continue to compete with ratings in epee and foil. I am currently
ranked nationally for my age group. I was excited to earn my A2018 rating (somewhat like earning a black belt) at
the Seattle International Veteran (fencers ages 40 years old and older) epee event. Additionally, for the
2017-2018 season I was ranked 3rd in the country in men's epee for my age group (40-49 years old).
I have a separate website describing my fencing experience found at tobylee.com/fencing that I created August 2011.
My interest in photography started when I was 8 years old with my first 110 cartridge camera. In high school
I took photography classes which I loved. I later joined the high school yearbook and was photography editor
my senior year. Now it is mostly pictures of my sons Andrew, Benjamin, and Christopher. I started shooting
with a 35 mm Nikon F3 camera then upgraded to an F100 for fast autofocus to to get pictures of my sons.
The Fuji Finepix S2 Pro digital SLR gave me fabulous pictures at 8 x 10 inches but did not have a fast enough
burst frame rate to keep up with the kids. I used the Nikon D2x for about eight years before upgrading to a
Nikon D4. It is fast and has amazing pictures. Resolution is equivalent to 35 mm film. Since moving to
digital photography my pictures have certainly improved. The digital format is also wonderful for instant
In April of 2005 I had the opportunity to display some pictures at the Starbucks Coffee Shop in Washington
Square, Brookline, MA. The prints I displayed are linked here.
I won first prize in the Proctor Arts Fest 2007 for my piece titled "Castle Geyser" in the photography section.
The picture is displayed in my link under Photo.
Typography and Design
I have enjoyed typography, layout, and design since high school with my involvement in the yearbook.
I was also involved with designing the layout and style of a publication called Lighthouse Magazine
during college which was a lot of fun. A sample of my design work is available. In medical school I
edited and designed The Kit which served as a student to student guide for first year students as
vice-president of the student council. A brief attempt at a small business called fi design studios was a
great experience and gave me a reason to design brochures, information packets, and other
business-oriented products though this endeavor was not at all profitable. I enjoy reading magazines,
books, and other printed materials looking at both content and style. The best graphics and design
products have been by Adobe Systems, and I continue to enjoy using their excellent products.
This has been a fun web site to develop. Some of the details about
the history of this web page are noted
at the bottom of the initial home
page. For me it allows me always to have access to my favorite links.
Andrew's Page was what started it all; I wanted to share
Andrew's pictures with family and friends. Benjamin
has continued my interest in maintaining an updated web site as I want to share
his pictures, too.
Benjamin's Page is one of my favorite links. I will
be busy updating Christopher's Page
as he grows.
I was very excited when I learned how to register a domain name at Network Solutions. An alternative site
which I hear will often send the registration information to Network Solutions
but which provides additional
information for sites already taken is Register.com.
This home page was initially designed with Adobe PageMill 3.0, Adobe Photoshop
5.0LE, Microsoft Internet
Explorer 5.0, and Adobe Illustrator 8.0.1 on a Dell Dimension Pentium III
running Windows 98 SE. The handouts
in PDF format were designed in Adobe PageMaker 6.5. Most recently I
switched to Microsoft FrontPage 2000 for
my web layout and have a slightly newer computer.
Graduated in 1990. Loved the experience. Still have many friends I keep in
touch with from high school. Both
Batman and Bill Gates graduated from Lakeside. Robert Fulgum,
author of Everything I Needed
to Learn I Learned in Kindergarten,
was an art teacher at my school and retired from teaching after
he got his New York Times bestseller.
Graduated in 1994. Lived in Cabot House. Met my wife there.
Studied biology. Involved with Lighthouse
Harvard Computer Review editor,
varsity fencing in epee, and intramural rowing.
and wonderful education.
Yale School of
Graduated in 1998. A school with wonderful people. New Haven
has the best pizza I have ever tasted. It is
thin crust and very
yummy. Go to Pepe's Pizza or The Spot
(owned by the same
family) for superb pizza.
The white clam pizza is a favorite.
The best series I have read in my adult life is the Twilight Saga by
Stephenie Meyer. Love and vampires cannot
be beat. Harry Potter by JK Rowling is a fun series and great to read to
the kids. The Hunger Games by Suzanne
Collins is right up there as a good guide for survival. The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo and the rest of the Millenium
series by the late Steig Larsoon was something I could not put down. The Fountainhead
by Ayn Rand made
a big impact on me. I enjoyed reading President Obama's book, The Audacity of
Hope. Alan Greenspan's
memoir, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World was also
terrific. How to Raise an Adult by Julie
Lythcott-Haims was a sad but true description of modern parenting that I try to
I played chess in high school with a peak rating of approximately
1750. To give away my secrets, I like
the Reti, the English, and the Sicilian Dragon openings. As a resident,
when I had time I enjoyed the Excite
game rooms for a quick game of chess. The kids learned chess in November
2007 and for a while we played
nearly every day. During one of the kids' chess tournaments they allowed adults
to sign up to fill-out the high
school unrated division and I won
the section (beating two chess coaches, a dad, and two high school kids).
My peak rating is 2007 (expert) with a current rating of 1858.
My wife and I support National Public Radio. We listened to WBUR in Boston. We enjoy KUOW
We particularly enjoy the stories on This American Life.
I like Marketplace.
and Audio Books
Though my musical tastes span many decades, I find it hard to keep up with
the latest music. I have really
enjoyed Sirius satellite radio
and hope the company stays solvent...particularly since I have a lifetime
subscription. The last concert I went to was Alison Krauss and before that
I enjoy Halflife2 and its mods, specifically CounterStrike which is an multiplayer, on-line, first person
shooter. There are two teams--terrorists and counter-terrorists--who battle it out and try to achieve certain
objectives. This game is certainly not very relaxing but a lot of fun. My best record is 130 out of a total of
16,000 players ranked.
My wife and I played Diablo II Expansion Pack. This series is a dungeon crawler, third person, action
role playing game. We finished the original Diablo together. I was using an advanced Necromancer,
and she was using an advanced Sorceress. My boys and I worked our way through the world of Diablo III
together. Though an old game, it is still very fun.
Recently, we have been playing Starcraft II across time zones. This game is a real time strategy game.
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